A road construction project to improve the safety of an Evans intersection is slated to begin in the coming months, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.
Traffic waits to make turns onto and off of Gibbs Road at the intersection of Washington Road in Evans.
Photo by Valerie Rowell
The $671,102 project, which is funded by the DOT, is expected to be finished by June 30 and will include turn lanes and a traffic signal.
"There's a problem with people being able to turn in (and out) of Gibbs Road because the intersection is slanted," said Vonda Everett, a communication specialist for the DOT. "It doesn't give the people on Gibbs Road a good view, if they're trying to turn onto Washington Road."
Everett said the project will not only add lanes to Washington Road, but it will widen Gibbs Road by giving it one southbound lane and two northbound lanes at Washington Road. She also said the project will give Gibbs Road a 90-degree realignment to Washington Road.
Once construction begins, George Brewer, the district pre-construction engineer for the DOT, said traffic will be slightly hindered.
"There will be some inconvenience, but it will be minor," he said.
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